University launches Campus 2025 public consultation on £60m project
Wrexham Glyndwr University has launched a public consultation on seven planning applications to support the £60m Campus 2025 project. Campus 2025 is the university’s strategy to significantly improve all areas of its campuses.
The public consultation will be open for 28 days and residents and businesses are encouraged to share their views on the applications, which include the proposed sale of two pieces of land in Wrexham owned by the university in order to re-invest.
Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice-Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University said: “The success of these planning applications is critical to the future of the university.
“We have worked closely with Wrexham County Borough Council as well as architects, surveyors, highways and environmental teams to develop these proposals. Our ambition is to be the learning gateway into Wrexham and to contribute more to our local community. To achieve this, we need to do more with the footprint that we have and future-proof our campuses.
“We have already seen the fantastic impact of our new collaborative learning space ‘The Study’ and our refurbished catering facilities, opened earlier this year. We have also launched our partnership with FA Wales which will transform our Colliers Park site. There is much more to come.
“Students are at the centre of our strategy and we will enhance the student experience by providing an infrastructure that supports learning, with stimulating state-of-the-art facilities and the latest in building designs and technology.
“Our plans include a new engineering building that will support local business and gives our students access to modern, well-equipped workshops to prepare them for industry, new high quality student accommodation to attract a greater number of students to live and study in Wrexham and the redevelopment of Regent Street to further enhance its importance as an Art school of national standing whilst retaining a heritage building at the entrance to the town centre.”